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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/6/2005 17:00 (Entered as : 1/6/2005 17:00)
Reported: 1/13/2006 9:28:30 AM 09:28
Posted: 2/14/2006
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Other
Duration: 90 minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail
A Comet or plane like object & twin tail (not paralell) visible for 90 minutes is SW sky near Houston at 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

I saw it on Friday, the 6th of January I was on I-610 Loop west heading south in Houston and I saw this in the southwestern sky, just about the exact same angle as the pictures. Between 5:00pm and 6:00pm. This was Friday evening, the 6th, not on the 10th! I observed it for over 45 minutes, as I was caught in traffic heading the same direction the whole time. I even called someone from the car to go outside their house and look for it. If it was a plane, how did it stay in basicly the same place for 45 minutes. I was stuck in traffic and after I arrived at my friends house, we went inside and then left about 30 minutes later and it was still there except appeared to be farther away and a little lower in the sky. That made it still visible for over one and a half hours. That's not a plane. It is strange that my friend and I saw it on Friday night the 6th. If I had taken a picture while I was in traffic, it would have looked exactly like your photographs except when I first started noticing it the tails appeared to be in a slight "V", not quite paralell. It kinda reminded me of the Hale-Bopp comet. I wish I had had my camera with me. It was not Venus! And stayed in view too long to be a plane. Even if it was on a long high route, I don't think that it would still be visible for 90 minutes!